Peter is actress Helen Mirren's good luck charm in that he wrote The Queen (2006), for which she won her first Best Actress Oscar, and the play "The Audience" (2015), for which she won her first Tony Award.
[re Rush (2013)] I remember the terrible looks I used to get when I said I was working on a script about Tony Blair and the Queen after the death of [Princess] Diana, or about Richard Nixon and David Frost. People would question my sanity. At least this one has cars, sex and death. To me it felt like Iron Man (2008).
Often writes biographical films that combines fact and fiction.